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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
0117 932 5538
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Ranked #16 of 139 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing... more » Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What a great day out for families-young and old! Our 2 year loves the Thomas The Tahnk Engine days.I feel very lucky to live in the South West!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

on the Bristol to Bath cycle path this provides an ideal stop to have a cup of tea and a cake. Very good value and lovely to see the trains go in and out of the station a feeling of times gone by

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chatham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a wonderful day out, gorgeous steam engine pulls the train through the most beautiful countryside. Take your camera and keep your eyes peeled for the red kites that are about.

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Bristol
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spent the evening on an Avon Valley Railway train, participating in one of the Murder Mystery evenings. Thoroughly enjoyed our ourselves. Great fun and lovely to be so involved. Will be booking again for another

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A Great Little Steam Engine Railway, a little short but nice for Steam Lovers. Old fashion Railway station to boot.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I know some people are disappointed by the length of trips, but do your homework and you will know it is only a three mile track - I am sure they would love it to be longer, but those are the facts. The good news is you can use the train as many times as you like on your daily... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I like do trips on old steam railways but was very disappointed with this one. The coaches were just any old British Rail stock. There was nothing else to see other than the train. The scenery along the route was nothing to write home about. I shall not visit that one again.

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hove
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Enjoyed our visit to the steam railway. Liked the fact that it was not commercial. Good value for money. Tea room sold delicious cakes. Situated in a converted railway carriage.

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited here for our 3 year old's birthday as she LOVES trains. It was fairly busy but we easily got a seat on the steam train. It was a lovely, if short trip to the stations at either end. I believe the total length of the track is 6 miles, although it didn't feel this and a longer trip... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Please come to this lovely restored railway . The staff are great . I learnt to drive a steam train here in 2012 and come back each year

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